Tibet by M2adventure
Lhasa & Namtso Lake
“Dream trip to explore Tibet
& Tibetan cultures”
Where: Tibet. Lhasa major sites & Sacred Lake
Type: No hiking
Dates: Several departures every week, see all dates below
🏜 Lhasa - You will visit all of Lhasa major sites (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung, and Sera monastery)
🏞 Namsto Lake - It is considered one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and famous for its high altitude of 4,720 meters (about 3 miles), a vast area of 1,961 square kilometers (about 757 square miles) and beautiful scenery.
🏙 Yampachen - It is about 90 kilometers long and less than 10 kilometers wide. There are modern glaciers on the top of these mountains and relics of the ancient glaciers in the valley。
Don’t worry, we take care of all the paperwork for the Tibet permit!
Meeting Point and Drop-off Point: Lhasa, Tibet.
Take Plane or Train to Lhasa
Upon arrival, we will be picked up at the airport or railway station and escort us to our hotel in Lhasa (flight pick up times are 09H30, 13H30 and 16H30).
The rest of the day is for us to take a good rest and adapt ourselves to the high altitude of Lhasa.
Stay overnight in Lhasa (hotel).
Day 1- Arrive in Lhasa (3600m)
Visit Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. We will have the chance to see the Stupas Tombs of past Dalai Lamas.
Visit Jokhang temple which was founded in the 7th century to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside we can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni (most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism). Walk around Barkhor street where we can kora (circling the Barkor street) locals and watch pilgrims making prostration.
We can taste Tibetan tea in a local tea house. A welcome dinner will be arranged with the group.
Stay overnight in Lhasa (hotel).
Day 2- Visit Lhasa (3600m)
In the morning, you will visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. There, you can visit the biggest monastery kitchen and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
In the Afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The famous attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.
Stay overnight in Lhasa (3* hotel).
Day 3- Visit Lhasa, Drepung & Sera monastery (3600m)
Today, we will drive to Namtso Holy Lake, the highest saline lake in the world. On the way, you can see the Snow-capped Nyenchen Thanglha Mountain.
You can also enjoy the view while standing at the famous Lagenla Mountain Pass (5190m), and the stunning vista of Holy Namtso Lake.
Then we can do a leisure trek around Tashi Island and enjoy the sunset at Namtso.
At night, we will enjoy the night view of the milky way at the lake shore.
Stay overnight in Namtso (Tent Guesthouse).
Day 4- Visit Namtso Lake & Lagenla Mountain Pass (5190m)
Enjoy the sunrise view at Namtso Lakeshore. You can also trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Later, we will drive to Dumxung to have lunch.
In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot springs* and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. ( *hot springs entrance fee not included. )
Finally, head back to Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa (hotel).
Day 5- Visit Tashi Dor Island & Yampachen (3600m)
The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.(flight pick up times are 06H30, 08H30 and 12H30).
Back to home sweet home, head full of wonderful memories!
Day 6- Depart from Lhasa
April 1 to June 25: 5300rmb
June 26 to August 25: 5950rmb
Aug 26 to Oct 15: 5600rmb
Oct 16 to Nov 15: 5300rmb
Nov 16 to Dec 31: 5100rmb
April: 1 / 3 / 5 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 20 / 22 / 24 / 27 / 29
May: 1 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 17 / 20 / 23 / 27 / 29
June: 1 / 3 / 5 / 9 / 12 / 14 / 17 / 19 / 22 / 24 / 28
July: 1 / 6 / 10 / 15 / 19 / 22 / 25 / 29
August: 2 / 6 / 12 / 16 / 20 / 27 / 29 / 31
September: 2 / 4 / 6 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 23 / 25 / 27 / 29
October: 1 / 4 / 6 / 9 / 11 / 14 / 16 / 21 / 25 / 30
November: 4 / 6 / 11 / 13 / 18 / 25 / 27
December: 2 / 9 / 11 / 16 / 20 / 25 / 30
*If those dates are not convenient, let us know, we might be able to open new dates
Included in the price:
Travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
Entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
Meals: Welcome dinner in a local restaurant (Day 2)
Meals: 5 Breakfasts (Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Transportation, comfortable Tourist Vehicle
Free Airport shuttle transfer on designated time (Day 1 & 6)
Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide
Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel / Guesthouse (shared room)
Drinking water Provided during the trip
One shared big Oxygen tank in the car
Tourist accident/casualty insurance
Yangpachen Hot Spring Entrance Fee
Flight or train to and out of Tibet;
Meals not mentioned in “included” (~30-100rmb/per meal)
Tips to tour guide and driver
Single Room Supplement (if needed)
Fapiao/invoice: 6% fee (if needed)
Pick up and drop off:
- The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins (From the Airport to Hotel, Fixed departure): 10:00 am; 13:30 pm; 17:00 pm
- The free airport drop-off time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes (From Hotel to the Airport, Fixed departure): 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm
* If these times are not convenient and you don't want to wait, you may take a taxi or public transportation at your own cost.
- All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists' arrival and departure would be free.
30 days or more before departure: 20% of the tour price
Between 29 and 15 days prior to departure: 30% of the tour price
Between 14 and 7 days prior to departure: 40% of the tour price
Between 6 and 3 days prior to departure: 50% of the tour price + cancellation fees charged by hotels if applicable.
All cancellations made within 3 days of departure or No Show Up: 100% of the tour price
All forms of outdoor recreation (including hiking) have a higher level of risk than most ordinary activities.
By participating in M2adventure's hike, you acknowledge and accept the responsibility for making your own determinations as to the suitability of the activity and for their own safety, conduct, and well-being and agrees to participate solely at your own risk.
M2adventure, its organizer & hike leaders will not be held responsible for any loss or injury which you may sustain as a result of your participation in any of these activities.